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Shape memory polymer medical device

United States Patent

June 29, 2010
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A system for removing matter from a conduit. The system includes the steps of passing a transport vehicle and a shape memory polymer material through the conduit, transmitting energy to the shape memory polymer material for moving the shape memory polymer material from a first shape to a second and different shape, and withdrawing the transport vehicle and the shape memory polymer material through the conduit carrying the matter.
Maitland; Duncan (Pleasant Hill, CA), Benett; William J. (Livermore, CA), Bearinger; Jane P. (Livermore, CA), Wilson; Thomas S. (San Leandro, CA), Small, IV; Ward (Livermore, CA), Schumann; Daniel L. (Concord, CA), Jensen; Wayne A. (Livermore, CA), Ortega; Jason M. (Pacifica, CA), Marion, III; John E. (Livermore, CA), Loge; Jeffrey M. (Stockton, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
11/ 172,668
June 30, 2005
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.